Incident Reporting and Information
Mines in B.C. are required to report incidents resulting in a dangerous occurrence, occupational injury or illness and loss of life.
The Office of the Chief Inspector of Mines publishes dangerous occurrence weekly updates, hazard alerts, health and safety notices and incident information to communicate potentially hazardous issues related to mining activity in B.C.
On this page:
- Dangerous Occurrence Reporting
- Hazard Alerts
- Health and Safety Notices
- Medical Aid Reporting
- Past Incident Information
- WorkSafeBC Reporting Requirements
To ensure consistent regulatory oversight and to improve overall mine safety, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (EMLI) has implemented a centralized dangerous occurrence (DO) reporting system with a toll-free Mine Incident Reporting Line/Email, available 24/7.
Hazard alerts provide useful recommendations, regulatory reminders and mitigation strategies for reducing the risk of specific hazards that are associated with serious incidents that occurred at B.C. mines.
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Health and safety notices are a proactive warning and share safety-related information with the B.C. mining industry by identifying potential hazards and providing recommendations and regulatory reminders to keep workers safe.
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Pursuant to Section 1.7.1(2) – Manager’s Responsibility of the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in B.C., mine managers must provide a monthly report detailing any incidents where workers sought medical aid. The Monthly Medical Aid Report Guide was developed to provide mines with the relevant information required to submit monthly medical aid reports.
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (EMLI) has published summaries of past incidents on mines in B.C. and the supporting documentation.
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Mines in B.C. have reporting requirements to WorkSafeBC when occupational injury or illness occur.